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Now You See Her … by Joseph J. Patchen

The foundation for horror entertainment, be it fiction or film has found inspiration in a variety of places. Be it historical events, or folktales and urban legends, or in the universe of paranormal research; horror entertainment at its root bears … Continue reading

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THE ILLITERACY OF HORROR by Joseph J. Patchen

I am always amazed at the cruelty of editors; at the surgical precision at which they can destroy a perfectly crafted work. I am also always amazed at their contempt for writers, particularly young and new scribes as well as … Continue reading

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BRAIN WAVES AND DEATH by Joseph J. Patchen

Is an obscure novel and the only novel to be written by Willard Rich, a pseudonym for William Rich published by Charles Scribner’s Son’s in 1940. The book was published posthumously following the author’s suicide. Interesting back story to start … Continue reading

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE WEIRD TALE BEFORE THERE WAS A ‘WEIRD TALES’ by Joseph J. Patchen

For those who embrace horror and the weird tale, there is so much about Ambrose Bierce that is intriguing. For those who write horror and the weird tale, there is so much about Ambrose Bierce to emulate. Bierce was not an … Continue reading

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PIDDLES by Joseph J. Patchen

It’s morning and the sun gently wakes the dew laden grass and leaves. A fine, refreshing mist rises and shimmers in the sunlight against a cloudless, blue sky. The clarity of it all heralds what most feel will be a … Continue reading

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